[v] maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"
[v] have an argument about something
[v] to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
[v] compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
[v] come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
argue, compete, contest, cope, deal, debate, fence, get by, grapple, make do, make out, manage, postulate, repugn, vie